“Why We Do What We Do” – new book by Steve Martin

Nov. 14, 2022 Steve Martin, Love For His People Ministry in Charlotte, North Carolina

Front photo: Capital city of Israel, Jerusalem, looking west from the Old City rampart walls near the Jaffa Gate. Photo by Steve Martin 11.01.22 Other photos by Steve Martin in Jerusalem, Israel from Oct. 24-Nov. 11, 2022

This book contains the five months of messages I shared with subscribers to my weekly email, and then posted on our website www.loveforhispeople.com and other social media platforms.

For each of us to accomplish the Lord’s will, plans, and purposes for our individual lives we must know what we are to do and do it. We will then understand the “why we do what we do” question, as we walk out His ways.

Be inspired and encouraged as you read, either as a daily discipline or as a book with examples of how to walk the Christian faith in your own life.

And as you know the “why”, your courage, boldness, and firmer commitment to live for Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach, will be evident to many. You may not even have to say a word.

I have also included the six messages I wrote from Jerusalem, between Oct. 24-Nov. 11, 2022 when I was there on my 26th journey to the Land. Since 2010 I have called them “Ahava Adventures”. “Ahava” is love in Hebrew.

Blessings on ye head.

Steve Martin, Founder
Love For His People Ministry

Buy here in paperback and e-book and Hard cover: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0BM7WH4LB/ref=sr_1_1?crid=13QS1G63HYP5T&keywords=why+we+do+what+we+do+steve+martin&qid=1668425507&sprefix=why+we+do+what+we+do+steve+martin%2Caps%2C137&sr=8-1

DEDICATION

This book is dedicated to our friends in the Land of Israel, whom we have come to know and love over these past 16 years, some since 2006.

Nissim and Hadassah Lerner, Givat Ze’ev

  • His Lighthouse, Inc.

Chaim and Deanna Malespin, Tiberias

  • Aliyah Return Center

Rabbi Kokeb and Melanu Gedamu, Jerusalem

Larry & Bess Herzekow, Har Adar

  • House of Compassion

Carolyn and Richard Hyde, Galilee

  • Heart of G-d

Glen and Bella H., Jerusalem – Operation Tarshish

Avraham Saiden and his grown kids David and Dahlia             – in Jerusalem on Ben Yehuda Street – 2 gift shops

Rabbi Tuly Weisz, Bet Shemesh

  • Israel365

Uri Shkalim, Jerusalem – clothing shop owner

Nouri Hawa, Jerusalem – taxi driver

Danny (Boy) ben David, Jerusalem

  – Ben Yehuda shop owner

Loai (Louie), Jerusalem – Jaffa Gate shop owner

Tim Lerner, Givat Ze’ev – tour guide

Ryan Jones, Jerusalem

  • Israel Today magazine

Barry and Batya Segal, Mevaserrat Zion

  • Vision For Israel, The Joseph Storehouse

INTRODUCTION

On Nov. 11, 2022, as I awaited the shuttle to the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, I asked the Lord what the title of my 36th book should be.

Why We Do What We Do – We Live For the Lord” came the response from the Holy Spirit. So, I named it that.

The morning after I got home on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, I opened the November/December 2022 issue of Charisma Magazine which my good wife Laurie had been reading on the kitchen table. I skimmed through the pages and noticed an article by Rod Parsley entitled, “Seek the Father’s Face, Hear His Voice”. I had known of Rod and his ministry, but not a regular listener.

On page 57 of his article, the written paragraph header was, “His Voice in My Ear”. The 4th paragraph down he wrote of the Lord asking Him this question, “Why do you do what you do?”

Confirmation! Thus, I had heard the Lord also.

This book contains the five months of messages I shared with subscribers to my weekly email, and then posted on our website www.loveforhispeople.com and other social media platforms.

For each of us to accomplish the Lord’s will, plans, and purposes for our individual lives we must know what we are to do, and do it. We will then understand the “why we do what we do” question, as we walk out His ways.

Be inspired and encouraged as you read, either as a daily discipline or as a book with examples as to how to walk the Christian faith in your own life.

And as you know the “why”, your courage, boldness, and firmer commitment to live for Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach, will be evident to many. You may not even have to say a word.

I have also included the six messages I wrote from Jerusalem, between Oct. 24-Nov. 11, 2022 when I was there on my 26th journey to the Land.

Since 2010 I have called these journeys “Ahava Adventures”. “Ahava” is love in Hebrew.

Blessings on ye head.

Ahava and Shalom,

Steve Martin, Founder

Love For His People Ministry

Aug. 14, 2022

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Dedication                                           Page  6

Introduction                                         Page  7

1. Worthy of It All                                          Page 9

2. The Time of Preparation                             Page 13

3. Believe It or Not                                         Page 17

4. Well Done, Good and Faithful                   Page 20

5. Build On. Each Doing Their Part               Page 23

6. Splits Need Not Happen                             Page 26

7. Generations                                                 Page 30

8. Exact                                                           Page 34

9. As In Tour Heart                                        Page 39

10. It Will Cost You                                        Page 43

11. People Get Ready                                     Page 47

12. A Young Man’s Dream                            Page 51

13. Us Four, No More                                    Page 53

14. Get Us Out of Here? The Rapture?          Page 58

15. Not Every Star Shines at the Same Time  Page 65

16. I Am Who You Say I Am                         Page 69

17. From Me To You To Them – Part 1         Page 73

18. From Me To You To Them – Part 2         Page 78

19. From Me To You To Them – Part 3         Page 84

20. “Giddy Up” and Do As He Says              Page 91

            Part II – The Jerusalem Series

21. We Carry Them                                        Page 97

22. Prepare the Way of the Lord                    Page 100

23. Favor of God                                            Page 103

24. His Connections in Israel                          Page 108

25. To the Jew First, and Then to the

            non-Jews                                             Page 113

26. Aliyah and His People                              Page 119

ABOUT THE AUTHOR                                Page 133

CONTACT INFORMATION                        Page 135

OTHER BOOKS BY STEVE MARTIN       Page 137

Buy here in paperback and e-book and Hardcover

: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0BM7WH4LB/ref=sr_1_1?crid=13QS1G63HYP5T&keywords=why+we+do+what+we+do+steve+martin&qid=1668425507&sprefix=why+we+do+what+we+do+steve+martin%2Caps%2C137&sr=8-1

Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (married 45 years), founded Love For His People Ministry in 2010. This work gives love and support to our friends in Israel and other nations with friendship and humanitarian aid. Through social media, Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel, it is a growing, effective organization. Steve has also authored and published 36 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area and have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids. Ahava and shalom with blessings on ye head!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *