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Glad to see you have found my blog! My name is Joshua Bedford, and I am the founder of 1LightforGod.net.
On my blog, I post three times per week about several things. My main goal with this blog is to help you grow closer in your walk with God, but I also write posts about ways to improve writing, and other off-topic things occasionally.
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A Little About Me
At sixteen years old, Joshua Bedford may be young, but he has been used by God in mighty ways and small miraculous ones. His devotion to God guides and leads each of his steps , and he has been blessed to have been used by God even in his short time here. He has helped people with marriage problems, adultery problems, and many other issues in lives that are broken and hurting. He has spoken to Muslims, Mormons, and atheists about the One True God. In addition to being a living testimony to God’s Grace and Love, Joshua has worked in web design, writing, designing book covers, and running an online ministry.
I am a Christian who puts that word into action. My faith is an active faith, and I challenge those around me to be active in their faith as well. To me, faith without works is dead. Claiming to be saved but never showing it in your actions does not bring Christ’s love into the world as we are called to do. My goal in my teenage years is to live in accordance to 1 Timothy 4:12. My ultimate goal in life is to fulfill God’s Will, which I believe right now is for me to continue updating 1LightforGod.net and writing devotions. I have written small devotions for 1LightforGod.net, and I am currently working on writing devotional books and bringing God into every other thing I do.
In the fall of 2013, I was blessed with being able to publish my first book, weShine: Foundations of a Strong Walk With God, to help guide readers through key foundational principles so they are able to become rooted in the Word and further serve God. Through this experience, and the experiences I have been blessed with in 1LightforGod Ministries, my faith grows stronger in God daily.
My advice to you would be to never give up on God. Pray daily, believing that your prayers will be answered. If you seek patience, ask for it. If you seek wisdom, ask for it. If you seek a stronger faith, ask for it. Whatever you wish for, ask God for it, and if it is within His Will then you will receive what you ask for.
1 Timothy 4:12 (ESV)
12 Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
My Most Popular Posts
If you are new to this blog, then I want to encourage you to start off by reading some of my most popular posts.
More About Me:
As you saw before, my name is Joshua Bedford. I am seventeen years old, and the founder of 1LightforGod.net. You may be wondering how or why someone so young decided to start a website and write. Well, this is how it began:
In the summer of 2011, I decided to learn web design. The problem was I had nothing to put on a website, and a website with no content is a waste of time. I thought about it for a day or two, then I had the thought of writing devotions. That way I would be able to share the story of Christ, and aid other Christians, while still learning to make websites. So, as I learned to build websites, I started writing devotions. The website started as God’s Property, which I changed to 1LightforGod not too long after that. You can actually find my first attempt at writing code for a website at gods-property.webs.com. It is pitiful, but that is what it was. After writing somewhere around twenty devotions, I kept hearing about becoming a light for God. I heard this from my pastor, my youth pastor, a youth pastor at a church my grandfather pastors in Alabama, and online. God was really speaking to me about shining bright for Him. He spoke to me about all of the people who claim to be a Christian, but live a life as if they were unsaved. By this time 1LightforGod.net had grown into something a little larger than its original size. It had devotions, comedy videos, reading plans, music, and links to other websites. This was in the fall of 2011. Around Thanksgiving I decided to start writing something to lead everyone to Christ. I wanted to make it easy for them to learn to become what they are called to be. Because of wanting this, I am currently writing a book titled Being A Light For God, and expect it to be available soon.
I am the second oldest among four children, and live outside of Jackson, Mississippi. In my spare time, I enjoy expanding my skills in web design, writing, reading, and soccer or tennis.