What is Pens of Glory?
Pens of glory is a place where aspiring writers who want nothing more than to glorify the Living God and His son Jesus Christ can post their works for others to read and find courage, encouragement, hope and faith in. The Psalmists in the Bible poured their hearts out to God and their prayers and poems and thoughts have brought peace, hope, and truth to many generations.
My prayer is that this will become a movement of modern day psalmists, with the same purpose in mind as the ones in King David’s time.
If God brings authors and results, then I hope to expand to not just being an online writing of hope, but that we will be able to print off the writing and Pens of Glory will bring poems and psalms to physically distribute this hope to people in hospitals, Nursing homes, homeless shelters, and even sent to soldiers deployed in war.
This is a call to all Christian writers, to answer battle call in Psalm 34:2-3
My soul shall make its boast in the LORD; The humble shall hear of it and be glad. Oh, magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.
Is God calling you to take up the sword he has given you, and wield it in his name? Let’s prove that the pen is mightier than the sword, let’s magnify the Lord together, boasting of God’s glory, not our own. Let your pen be a Pen of Glory, a pen that runs on holy passion, and fulfills it’s ultimate purpose.
Thus says the LORD: “ Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,
Let not the mighty man glory in his might, Nor let the rich man glory in his riches; But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the LORD, exercising loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the LORD.
This is our mission, that our writers will not pride themselves in their wisdom or might or riches, but that we will take our glory in the knowledge of our God and his love.
How Pens of Glory Began
Have you even asked God how you can use writing to further his kingdom, especially if you’re just a kid who isn’t about to write and publish a book of poetry? I have. I started praying about it; I had lots of doubts that poetry and random thoughts of mine could be of any use for God’s kingdom, and especially not when I’m so young.
I’m too young
words don’t effect anybody
nobody cares about poetry and what I write won’t mean anything to anybody
Here’s what God showed me:
First, nobody is too young for anything, otherwise why wouldn’t God give us our talents as adults? Obviously he believed we could do something with them. Plus, 1 Timothy 4:12 says “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.”
Second, God had one way to communicate to the human race his care and love for them, and he chose to do it through….a book.
Third, most of that book, is filled with stories and poetry and songs. And what book do people turn to for hope in troubled times or for encouragement and truth about God? Psalms, the book of poems and songs. And finally, I myself have been effected by stories and poems, so who am I kidding saying that words can’t effect anyone? Now, my problem was how to put my writing out for people to read, and find others who want to do the same with their writing.
The mission verse in Jeremiah is what really set me off, I wanted more than anything to use my talents to glorify him, but I don’t know how. He was showing me how, saying glory in this, that you know and understand ME! I felt him showing me, let your pen glory in your knowledge of me and my love. I realized that God gives gifts to us for one purpose, to bring his lost to him, and to bring him glory. I asked myself how words locked away in journals on shelves were fulfilling that purpose. Have you ever asked that question? Then here is the answer for all of us, and together we can change the word with words, like Isaiah said in verse 55:11, “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”