That means we must abide in His love. We do not just take a fleeting moment and visit Him. We abide in Him. We can only abide in Him if we give Him our lives. It must be a permanent decision or it is not real.
We are to make Him our abode. That means we will need to abandon our old ways. If something is abandoned then there is no going back.
I’ve seen some old abandoned houses. There is no life there. A lifestyle that has been abandoned should be empty. If it is not empty then maybe it wasn’t abandoned.