In my mind I use the term “other-centeredness” to describe the essential nature of the divine, the driving force of creative love in the universe from the microscopic to the macrocosmic level. It’s a very clumsy term, I admit. Turns out there’s another, better term — Kenosis. Essentially it is a late twentieth century theological concept that describes God as being “self-emptying”, or voluntarily self-limiting, in his interaction with creation.
So, I always knew my mental model of God was not necessarily original. This sounds very similar. I’ll need to read up on it. I like “kenotic” better than “other-centered”. (Thanks to Metanexus for sending this my way.)