Here is an interesting factoid I came across while reading a Biblical commentary:
"One of the apostle John's favorite Greek words to describe the nature of a believer's relationship with God was 'meno.' Most often translated as 'remain,' 'abide,' 'live,' or 'continue,' this word occurs 112 times in the New Testament. Of these occurrences, 66 are found in the writings of John (40 in the Gospel of John, 23 in I John, and three in II John).
"Some scholars have suggested that 'meno' actually signifies something beyond simple fellowship with God. The progression is given as: 1. knowledge of God; 2. fellowship with God; 3. abiding in God. Clearly, John desired the deepest possible relationship between God and His children."
I really struggle with the third part of that progression.