Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. John 15: 4-5
What does it mean to abide?
Abiding is a mark of a true believer--it's persevering. Abiding is not passive; it's continual and active. To abide is to be obedient to the Lord. Obedience to him produces true joy!
These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. John 15:11
Read the Word of God. Study it. Pray it. Live it. Abide.