On Monday, we talked about the Israelites and how they displeased God because of their selfishness and complaining attitude. Let’s end this week with the story about the shepherd and his lost sheep. You can read it in Matthew 18:12-13. Jesus asked His disciples, “If someone has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders off, doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine and go after the one? And if he finds it, doesn’t he make far more over it than over the ninety-nine who stay put?” (The Message). Notice, the shepherd didn’t sit around complaining that one of his sheep got away. Instead, he left the others to go search for the lost one. And when he found the sheep, he rejoiced more over that one than those that remained in the fold. Jesus said in Philippians 4:4 that we are to “Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.” And in Philippians 4:6, New Living Translation, He said, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done.” Rejoice! That’s the key to walking in victory when the enemy tries to defeat you. Instead of dwelling on the problem or complaining, pray about it and start thanking God for the answer. Then, fix your mind on what He has already done for you and keep it there.