Roundtable Discussion – Why Create a Storehouse?

This morning we discuss the driving forces behind answering the question: “Why create a Storehouse?” this is part of a series we are doing called “How to Create a Storehouse”.

Background Reading:

Process of getting there:

1. Getting a revelation of what grieves God and how to repent

  • Have to come out of a money mindset
  • God can do things with or without money
  • We must develop an attitude that if God provided for Israel in the desert, he can provide for us
  • Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Matt 4:4. Deut 8:4.
  • Miracles
  • Debt forgiveness
  • Alternative supply lines

Come out from a I have to make the money (income) to satisfy my bills.

Come out of zero sum game.

Come out of calculation / linear mind set.

  • Think outside the box
  • Take risks
  • Trust God

  • Give and it will be given unto you
  • God waters those who water others
  • I have never seen the righteous children begging for bread.

  • Not: God helps those who help themselves
  • Not: take care of your business first, then do for God

You can take nothing out of this life. Your next breath is on God. If you trust Him with your salvation, trust Him with your provision.

Do you need all those bills?

  • Insurance premiums
  • Rent
  • Mtg
  • Car Payment

How do I pay off my debts? They are overwhelming.

If your income does not ever seem enough to pay your bills, God may be calling you into a new way of living, financially operating, trusting.

2. Leads to practical steps to “Come out of Babylon”

3. Shifting the Balance Sheet requires creating a Storehouse

A. Getting out of World Based Systems:

– investments (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, Index Funds, 401k, IRAs)
– bank debt (mortgage, car lease/loan, personal loans, credit cards)

B. Getting into Storehouse Based Systems (biblical worldview)

– investments in people (biblical loans, miro-loans)

Prototype Tool :

 Transitioning out of Babylon Balance Sheet

(courtesy of Gary Crawford)