This replica of the Liahona found by Lehi outside the door of his tent reminds us of the need to ever pay attention to the "small means" the lord provides for us each day to guide us in our lives. We should never lose focus on what's most important and what is the best use of our time.
(Book of Mormon | Alma 37:38 - 42)
38 And now, my son, I have somewhat to say concerning the thing which our fathers call a ball, or director—or our fathers called it Liahona, which is, being interpreted, a compass; and the Lord prepared it.
39 And behold, there cannot any man work after the manner of so curious a workmanship. And behold, it was prepared to show unto our fathers the course which they should travel in the wilderness. . .
41 Nevertheless, because those miracles were worked by asmall means it did show unto them marvelous works. They were slothful, and forgot to exercise their faith and diligence and then those marvelous works ceased, and they did not progress in their journey;
42 Therefore, they tarried in the wilderness, or did anot travel a direct course, and were afflicted with hunger and thirst, because of their transgressions.