1 John 2:6's "he who says he abides in him ought also to walk in the same way in which he walked" can well be reversed as "he who walks in the same way in which he walked ought also to abide in him." Our Christ-obedience is part of our experience of Christ-intimacy. This is borne out in Ephesians 2 beautifully: Our having been "raised up and seated in the heavenly realms" - ie. our Abiding - is directly tied to our being "his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works which he prepared beforehand" - ie. our Walking like Him.
And what is the crux of these two statements? Verses 8 and 9. That it is "not by works"; it is "by grace"; that, all along, whether we're Abiding or Walking-like, it is ALL HIM, ALL THE TIME, DOING ALL THE WORK FOR US.
Glory to you, Jesus. You're just too good.