Jesus teaches us that unless we abide in Him, we are unable to accomplish anything. Then what does it mean to abide and more importantly, how do we do it? Abiding is not some form of mystical enlightenment that we must achieve. Nor is it trying to live like Jesus by copying His behaviour. In John 15:4-5, Jesus makes it plain to us as He uses a very simple illustration to explain what it means to abide in Him.