"Even if I dole out all that I have [to the poor in providing] food, and if I surrender my body to be burned or in order that I may glory, but have not love (God’s love in me), I gain nothing."
I Corinthians 13:3
No matter what I sacrifice--if I don't have God's love in me, it's worthless to me. It's also worthless to God because my motivations are not honoring to Him. A true martyr is one who gives up everything for Christ out of a pure heart full of love for Him.
Oh, that my heart would burn for Him each moment of each and every day....