Read Luke 7 today.

One of the stories in this chapter is when John the Baptist sent some of his disciples to Jesus. They were to ask Jesus, “Are you the Messiah we’ve been expecting?” Jesus did not answer their questions with either ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ Instead, He told them to look around to observe what was happening. This answer avoided the potential issue of their expectations being incorrect. Jesus merely asked them to observe what they were seeing. He let them make the comparisons to their expectations.
The question of our expectations relative to God continues to be a challenge. What expectations do you have of God? Is God to be like a cosmic Santa Claus, who gives you whatever you want whenever you want it? Is God like the genie in a bottle whom we expect to grant us our three wishes? Is it our expectation that we report to God, or that God reports to us?
Our expectations matter. What are yours?
Luke 7:18-23 NLT
The disciples of John the Baptist told John about everything Jesus was doing. So John called for two of his disciples, [19] and he sent them to the Lord to ask him, “Are you the Messiah we’ve been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?”
[20] John’s two disciples found Jesus and said to him, “John the Baptist sent us to ask, ‘Are you the Messiah we’ve been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?’”
[21] At that very time, Jesus cured many people of their diseases, illnesses, and evil spirits, and he restored sight to many who were blind. [22] Then he told John’s disciples, “Go back to John and tell him what you have seen and heard-the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and the Good News is being preached to the poor. [23] And tell him, ‘God blesses those who do not turn away because of me.’”