I am reading a book called "Think" by John Piper right now. It is so good!
I thought I'd share a quote with you.
So I conclude that we must use our minds and we must know that the use of our minds is not enough. We must exercise our reason in the proclamation of the gospel. We must contend for the faith once delivered to the saints (Jude 3). We must be ready, like Paul, to go to prison for "the defense and the confirmation of the gospel" (Phil. 1:7).
That is indispendable.
But as we use our renewed mental powers for Christ, we must pray with Paul that the Holy Spirit would attend the preaching and hearing of the gospel. We must pray that the God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," would shine in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Only when that happens will true faith be awakened and true Christians be created who say, "I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord" (Phil 3:8)
~exerpt from "Think" by John Piper.