Most of us recognize a fist pump when we see an athlete perform it after a great play. You might see a cheering fan do it when his or her team wins or in the case of my younger children, a fist pump might entice a passing trucker to blow his horn.

I just read a story about a 34-year-old Ohio man who attempted to set the Guinness World Record for the “Longest Continuous Fist-Pumping Motion.”

How long you ask? 16 Hours.

To help himself out, the man said he super-glued his hand into a clenched fist to make sure every pump counted as documented by his video crew.

There is no word yet as to whether Guinness will grant him the record , but I do know there is one “Fist Pump” worth doing the rest of your life, and it is called “Praise!”

In Psalm 63, David said, “Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.”

Now that is a fist pump worth doing.

Have a Blessed Day!

John Mark Caton Ph.D