I have been reading some very insightful words from a devotional booklet entitled "Come Away My Beloved" by Frances J. Roberts. I so thoroughly enjoy this devotional that I must share it's insights with you. This devotional is written as if it were God talking to you.
Be Much With Me
For MY people, saith the Lord, set
the watch in the night-time; yea, rise and pray, and let not that hour come upon you
But thou art prone to fall into the same snare as others -- to presume that prosperity and peace will continue, simply because you wish so strongly that it might be so. Ye are not ignorant concerning the prophecies of My Word as some are, and yet ye allow the feelings and attitudes that are abrading the land to invade your own personal life.
Be more with Me and let My Spirit pervade thy spirit, and then thou shalt be more influenced by Me than by the world around you. But be prepared for the fact that ye will then be of a different mind and attitude than those around you, and be willing to accept the difference and be able to ignore misunderstanding.
For many will not accept a message of warning, because they have set their own personal ambitions against the will of God, and they are so intent upon their own pursuits that they refuse the thought of possible interference of any kind.
But you, beloved, be much with Me, for there is a great and heavy burden on My heart. For God taketh no pleasure in the death of the wicked. My long-suffering and grace have continued because I deeply desire that all men should come to repentance. But the grapes of wickedness are full, and the vats of the wine-presses are already beginning to receive the juice, and ere long they shall be running full.
For the times of the Gentiles are drawing to a close, and I come. Yea, be thou ready, for I come quickly.