When we get saved the Holy Spirit comes and indwells in our lives. What a blessing to know that we carry the Holy Spirit of God with us everywhere we go! However, from that moment on something else wonderful takes place--the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit in your life. Galatians 3:3 "Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?"
Once we belong to God , He has a strong desire to sanctify you. Sanctify means "to set apart".
The Holy Spirit does not stop after you get saved, now He is working to set you apart from the world.
Philippians 1:6 "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begin a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ".
"If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you. continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love".
In John 15 we see three people mentioned, the Husbandman, the vine, and the branches. The Husbandman is the Father, He takes care of the vine and branches. The vine is Jesus Christ, He strengthens and feeds the branches. The branches are you and I as children of God. The branches rely on the vine for strength and power. The branches being connected to the vine means that the vine flows through and in the branches, because we as children of God are connected to Jesus that means that He flows through us and in us. The word "abide" is found 9 times in John 15. The word "abide" means "to dwell". God is not looking for someone who wants an occasional relationship with Him, He's looking for someone who wants to dwell in a relationship with Him. Just like the branches abide in the vine, their connected, we are to abide in a relationship with Jesus.
We cannot get by on just visiting the victorious Christian life, we need to live in it. Are you drawing closer in your relationship with Christ everyday? Are you a visitor or are you a dweller?