Magic and Miracles
Both magic and miracles defy the generally accepted laws of nature. They make lies of physical limitations. But that doesn't mean magic and miracles aren't natural or real. All it means is that the generally accepted ideas most people hold are too narrow. Newtonian physics postulated that the reality of the material world was distinct and separate from human beings' perception of it. Today's quantum physicists are showing that when you look at something, your perception and interaction with that object literally changes it. That's the view magic takes, too.
People who don't believe in magic or miracles are less likely to experience them than those who do believe. Even if hardcore skeptics do witness a miracle or magical result, they probably won't realize it.
The main difference between magic and miracles is that unlike miracles, magic is intentionally and consciously directed. When you do a magic spell, you choose an objective and design your thoughts and actions so as to bring about that objective. Miracles occur as a result of putting yourself in a state of receptivity and allowing a force greater than your conscious mind to produce a result, without predetermining what that result will be or how it will come about. Magic is active; miracles are receptive. In both instances, however, you serve as the conduit through which energy flows. In other words, you're the catalyst for whatever results.