Generally speaking, speaking life means to be saying positive things with words of love. This speaking life, with words of love, means to be speaking words of an encouraging, uplifting, or promising nature. Generally people speak in one of two ways, they either speak life or they speak death. Consider what sounds best to your own ears; it's going to get better or it's going to get worse? Pretty simple for most folks, they would rather hear someone speaking for the better, speaking life!
Some more examples of words of love that speak life into people are words that edify, words that build up, words of increase, expansion, multiplication, magnification, encouragement, abundance, and favor filled words. Speaking life means to be proclaiming good things to and for people, and over yourself as well. Get ready! A door of supernatural increase is about to open for you, you are about to become exceedingly abundant, favor is upon your steps, God is going to cause you to prosper in everything you do. Did you receive that? I hope so, because if you just read it, it was for you. It is not by coincidence that you are reading this, you are here for a reason. Manifestations of goodness are getting ready to chase you down and overcome you!
There may be some who might be a bit reluctant at this point to accept the declarations above. So lets connect the words of love that I am speaking with the words of God. Proverbs 18:21 says; Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. Personally, I am in to fresh fruit, and prefer to stay away from sour apples. Job 22:28 says; "You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you; And light will shine on your ways. You are blessed and highly favored, Gods favor gives you the advantage, you are protected from behind and before, breakthroughs are coming, you will be blessed, and you will be a blessing unto others, God is giving you the power to make wealth and is healing you from the inside out in this moment by the blood of Jesus, I declare it over you! Take a moment and check yourself, do you sense something within you that has changed? It's the speaking of life over you that has just impacted your attitude. You already have a better outlook right now, than you did when you started reading this message. 1 Corinthians 14:3 says; But the person who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding, encouragement, and comfort.
Consider what would happen if you were speaking life over your relationships, over your spouse, and over yourself. Those words of love are like springs of living water. Emotions change, attitudes change, joy increases and love fills the air. Why speak death and defeat over people and yourself, when you can be speaking words of hope, words of faith, and words of love? See what it says in Song of Solomon 2:15; Catch all the foxes, those little foxes, before they ruin the vineyard of love, for the grapevines are blossoming! Clear out your house of those things that ruin and bring death, remove those things from your speech, you don't want your love compromised! James 3:10-11 says; from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way. Does a fountain send out from the same opening both fresh and bitter water? Sometimes we need to check ourselves before we open up our mouths and let our emotions do the speaking, we need to think with our minds before we speak.
The following is an example of a reply given by Jesus in Luke 13:32; And He said to them, "Go and tell that fox, 'Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I reach My goal.' (Do you see the correlation with regards to foxes from this verse and the one from the paragraph above?) Jesus does not accept the fear that is trying to be placed upon him, (he is emotionally in control), instead he declines it, and decrees by faith what he is going to do. He is not moved by the dead words; ("Leave and get away from here, because Herod wants to kill you!" Luke 13:31), Instead He speaks life into the situation, He literally casts out death with his speech!
We need to come to a place in our mind, in our thoughts, and in our soul that rejects the words of lack, the words of deficiency, the words of absence, the words of unworthiness, and the words of death in our lives. We need to cast out the negative words spoken over us, and cast away the negative words that we often speak about ourselves, our situations, and to other people. Far too often people begin with the lesser, and then hope they see the greater someday. You have got to watch what you are planting in your garden and allowing into your house. You have got to stomp out those ANTS, (Autoloading Negative Thoughts), before they eat you alive!
We also need to be on guard against those ANTS for our spouses, sometimes our loved ones need some course correction. We can help them by letting them know how they are talking about themselves, and at the same time show them how they should be speaking life. Look at this self sabotaging comment from Ruth 1:20; "Don't call me Naomi," she told them. "Call me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter. Nobody makes you to think or to perceive your situation in pessimistic fashion, it is your choice. Too many people go around stuck in their own victimhood and they need somebody to help shake them out of it.
Look at this contrast of behavior from 1 Samuel 30:6; Moreover David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all the people were embittered, each one because of his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God. The people where auto lacking in their thinking and in their behavior due to their emotions, but David, even under great distress, took a higher path and overcame his own inner enemies. You too can change the channel, you can choose to speak words of life over your spouse, your friends, your circumstances, and your life. Now, something unusual is going to happen for you today. You are going to slam the door shut on those old ANTS from the past. You are going to alter your perceptions by altering your thoughts, and then you are going to alter your speech. You have all you need, you are going to make it, you are going to rise up, you are going to overcome, you have greater ability than you may have previously thought, possibilities are limitless for you, nothing can stop you from obtaining the gifts that God says are yours!