What motivates God? Since even Jesus did nothing of Himself but what He saw the Father do (John 5:19), wouldn’t it be wise, fruitful and God-pleasing to intentionally model the Church of Jesus Christ after the Father’s heart? At a moment in history when leaders are following all sorts of ideas for doing church, this book teaches believers, families and churches how to know and express the heart of God to mankind. What Motivates God? “What is the difference between ‘impressive results’ and ‘much fruit?’” and “According to Jesus Christ, who are we and why are we here?”
Eight different ways in which the perfect Father expresses His heart – Caring, Correcting, Teaching, Listening, Protecting, Leading, Forgiving, Loving – are thoroughly examined and explained. Ministry possibilities, prayer prompts, suggestions for using Spiritual Gifts and even a “report card” to close each chapter, encourage the reader with God at the integrity of our motives and methods!
Rick Astle is President of Rick Astle Ministries located in Lumberton, North Carolina. After serving for 35 years as a Pastor and Director of Missions in the Southern Baptist denomination, he is now full-time in conference speaking, with a focus on equipping and encouraging the local church toward Kingdom-focused Prayer and Spiritual Awakening. Rick welcomes the opportunity to speak in local churches of all sizes where there is a hunger for a move of God. He is the author of four books.
Rick’s ministry in the voodoo communities of Haiti prompted the creation of a nation-wide intercessory prayer group called, “Adopt A Witchdoctor.” He has ministered here in Hawaii for each of the past three years, conducting conferences in churches on Oahu and on the Big Island. He was recently in Honolulu, to teach and to help conduct prayer assemblies on Elementary School campuses for Child Evangelism Fellowship of Hawaii. Rick and his wife Donna have one son, John.
James 4:7 “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”