Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
Ever wonder how to approach the throne of God? Here it tells you. With thanksgiving.
How many times do I approach God and immediately start with my requests, desires? Hasn't He done so much for me already just by sending Jesus to die for my sins? I need to remember that I must come into His presence with thanksgiving and praise.
Does that mean I shouldn't make my needs, desires known? Of course not, and sometimes I am so overwhelmed that I have to start with my needs. But do I remember after pouring my heart out to the Lord to give Him thanksgiving and praise? I know there are times I have failed in this. What about you?