WAVING THE FLAG
Read Proverbs 3: 5-10
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and
do not rely on your own insight.
Like many other places, my hometown has a maze, cut
into a field of corn. This corn maze covers six acres and can
be very confusing and dif-
ficult to complete. Each
person or group who
begins the journey is given
a flag to carry along the
way. Outside the maze
stands a tower that overlooks the entire field of corn. From
this tower, a staff member keeps an eye on all the flags. If a
participant is lost or in trouble, they are instructed to wave
the flag to attract the attention of the person in the tower. The
staff member then sends assistance.
Like the person in the tower, God watches over us all to
ensure that we do not get lost. When we “wave our flags” by
praying for guidance, we are not leaning on our own insight
but putting our trust in the Lord. When times are tough, and
we feel lost, we don’t have to be afraid to “wave the flag” and
seek help from the Lord.
Prayer: Dear Father, help us to lean on you and not on our
own understanding. Show us your love and mercy. As Jesus
taught us, we pray, “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed
be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in
heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins, for we also forgive every one that is
indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver
us from evil” (Luke 11: 2-4, kjv). Amen.
Joseph H. Prater IV (North Carolina)
Prayer Focus: SOMEONE WHO WORKS OUTDOORS
—Proverbs 3: 5 (NRSV)
Thought for the Day
Anytime I feel lost, I can ask
God for guidance and help.